Without any prior knowledge of The Four Seasons as a real group (I'm born in '91), I enjoyed the telling of this story. I mean, I usually enjoy portrayals of the rise and fall of classic bands or famous people: despite the fact that they are all very similar. Makes me think "Why aren't these people learning more from each other?" A famous band in say the 70s or 80s should try not to make the same mistakes as Frankie Vallie and crew did, but they often seem to. I guess I can't fully comprehend the depth of temptation and unreadyness for the craziness of fame. Anyhow, despite what the reviewer below me wrote, I thought this was a very fun ride, to the point that a long run time at over 2 hours seemed like nothing. I've been more prepared for a movie to end that was 96 minutes than for this. But the titillating portrayal of fame, riches, women, downfall, and dysfunction can be hard to take your eyes off: sometimes against my better judgment. Also the doo-wop style of The Four Seasons was enlightening for me as a modern listener and quite enjoyable, especially watching the genesis of a songwriter-singer relationship. As a musician myself I found it edifying to watch the movie as something of a peek - albeit fictional - into the craziness of industry (is based on a true story still).

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